Saturday, April 26, 2008

Spider-Man and Jesus

I watched Spider-Man 2 tonight, since Krista is still out of town. I always liked the movie, I think it is certainly the best of the three Spider-Man movies. I tried to explain to people the deep spiritual significance I found in the film at the time, and most people gave me blank stares.

I even tried to explain the Christ parallels, and again, most people didn't seem to get what I was saying. I wrote a paper about it in one of my seminary classes (about Spider-Man progressing through the "Stations of the Cross" during one portion of the movie), but I think what was more compelling than anything I wrote was the pictures.